The Coram Building

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The Coram Building
VHB, unlit, surrounded by ruins. Update courtesy MDU and EBD
Danger Updater MDUDC 05:27, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
the Coram Building

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Basic Info:

The Coram Building

Description

The Coram building is an older office building in the suburb of Lukinswood. An abandoned City Emergency Operations Center and the Emergency Broadcast System are located in a side room of this building. The steel and concrete building was designed by the venerable Swedish architecture firm Ekstrom and Lowenburg, LLC. As such, it has a distinctive curved open floor plan that resulted in cubicles being required to have curved walls to match. The exterior reflects a similar sweeping architectural style, pursuing curves rather than monolithic structure.

History

Once the home of high-tech businesses in the 70s, it has mostly been left behind by newer construction elsewhere in Malton. In the mid-80s, the Malton City Council installed their newest Emergency Operations Center complete with the Emergency Broadcast System station in a side room. The EOS was the centerpiece of Malton's civil defence and emergency response system, an organization that worked in cooperation with the city's police and fire departments to keep the city safe. A hardware update in 1995 brought the entire center up to then-current standards, but with the emergence of digital television and radio standards and the end of the Cold War, the outdated EOC was deemed unnecessary by city planners and finally abandoned in 2002. The building itself remained in occasional use as secondary offices for the City Services and a few smaller tech outfits that rented office space there.

When the dead began to rise in the summer of 2005, the Coram Building's emergency broadcast room had been forgotten about. However, it was rediscovered in 2009 and reequipped with scavenged hardware. This allowed Maltonians access to the EBS frequency for the first time since the quarantine went up. However, the Coram Building's unique status has made it a magnet for the undead, who battle the living for control of the structure.

Barricade Policy

In accordance with the Lukinswood Optimal Defense Diagram, the Coram Building is to be maintained at EHB at all times. Several groups are now actively maintaining the building, most notably CORAM.

Current Status

SEE DANGER REPORT AT TOP

March 1, 2012: The CORAM building, home to the Emergency Broadcast System and a shining beacon of hope to the desperate survivors of the city of Malton, lies in ruins and abandoned. The presence of the many survivor groups that call the CORAM building home is now gone and the area is devoid of life. --SufferingBob 10:54, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Sieges/Notes/Fallings

December 16, 2010: Another zerg wave combined with some mixed ferals has ransacked Coram.

November 4, 2010: The always welcomed MOB have come to join in the fun! The party was so intense the building was ruined.

September 3, 2010: The BB3 has destroyed the suburb as well as Coram.

August 11, 2010: A zerg strike combined with feral zombies has seen Coram fall.

April 20, 2010: Coram has fallen; the Dead Bunnies decided to drop by.

April 3, 2010: Coram is safe, with the occasional zombie popping up.

March 27, 2010; Coram is under minor siege; defenses are holding fine, and should continue to do so. However, as a precaution, all CORAM members are advised/requested to reground at the Coram building.

March 21, 2010: Everything's fine, except for a local pest returning everyday except Monday and Tuesday to smash our stuff. If you are reading this, DO NOT revive him if you find him dead.

February 21, 2010: Coram is under heavy siege, 30+ zombies outside as of right now. All CORAM members are ordered to regroup at the Coram building.

February 12, 2010: Coram has fallen again, most other buildings are ruined. Over 20 zombies are still at the bulding.

October 9, 2009: Coram has fallen to the undead masses and many surrounding buildings are either under siege or fallen.

January 23, 2009: Coram has fallen again, and all other buildings in the area are ruined.



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